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Title: Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000): wet season campaigns
Authors: Otter, LB
Scholes, RJ
Dowty, P
Privette, J
Caylor, K
Ringrose, S
Mukelabai, M
Frost, P
Hanan, N
Totolo, O
Veenendaal, EM
Keywords: Wet season campaigns
Atmospheric circulation patterns
Trace gases
Aerosols
SAFARI 2000
Issue Date: Mar-2002
Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
Citation: Otter, LB, et al. 2002. Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000): wet season campaigns. South African Journal of Science, vol. 98, 04 March, pp 131-137
Abstract: The Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000) involved two wet season and one dry season field campaigns. This paper reports on the wet season campaigns. The first was conducted at five sites along the Kalahari Transect in Zambia (Kataba Forest) and Botswana (Pandamatenga, Maun, Okwa River Crossing, Tshane) during February 2000 and concentrated primarily on characterizing the land surface with respect to exchanges of matter and energy with the atmosphere. The second, conducted in February 2001, focused on fluxes of water, gases and energy between the canopy and the atmosphere at Maun, Botswana, and at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Eddy covariance measurements at Skukuza and Maun were designed to collect a near-continuous record of the seasonality and inter-annual variability in savanna carbon, water and energy exchanges in representative savanna ecosystems. This paper gives brief descriptions of the sites, the measurements made, and the methods used. It highlights some preliminary results, particularly from the first campaign, and outlines the next stages of the SAFARI 2000 project.
Description: Copyright: 2002 Academy of Science of South Africa
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/594
ISSN: 0038-2353
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